Everyone loves a viral video…
The perfect formula for a viral hit is constantly evolving and frustratingly so is the YouTube algorithm. It’s now harder than ever to predict what the next ‘big thing’ will be – or where it’ll come from. With that in mind, we’re here to do the ground-work and keep you in the loop every single week, in the hope that maybe together we can find a method to this madness.
So sit down, strap in and get ready for a taste of the latest videos that are trending in the UK.
The Price is Right – Manuela’s Blooper
Uploaded: 31 March
Let’s start by taking a second to applaud US television for their relentless efforts to flog a dead horse. Who knew The Price Is Right was still even a thing? And it just doesn’t feel right without our Bruce, sorry not sorry Drew.
In this clip, glamorous assistant Manuela proves that behind all the sequins and blusher she’s still a human being. We all make mistakes, but even so… YOU HAD ONE JOB MANUELA!
Incredible trick free-kick in Women’s football match
Uploaded: 2 April
This video is the perfect summary of why women’s football is the greatest sport ever. While some male players are busy getting into fights and kissing each other, women are really taking things to the next level.
These ladies have sat down and devised a plan so cunning it would make Blackadder proud… those sneaky sneaks. We don’t want to spoil it for you, so watch and be prepared for some fancy footwork.
Introducing PlayStation Flow | April Fools Video
Uploaded: 31 March
At this time of year we’re always sceptical of any crazy new videos that surface, especially when they feel too good to be true. April Fools’ Day is basically why we have trust issues.
PlayStation EU have released Flow, a brand-new concept for wearable technology that is making waves on YouTube, and shows just how far we’ve come from the ‘water = death’ situation that frustrated us in so many games growing up. Flow comes complete with goggles, armbands and a dryer, and quite frankly we’d quite like to have this in our lives. Can someone at Sony put this forward as a real idea? *swimming emoji*
Police Abuse of Uber Driver in New York City
Uploaded: 30 March
It wouldn’t be a week on YouTube without someone going power-crazy and having their moment of madness captured on video to haunt them forever.
In this clip, an Uber driver is given a thorough telling-off by an NYPD officer while the taxi passenger films the whole thing. As you’d expect, the comments on this video are somewhat politically driven, so watch and read with caution.
Feeding piranhas in a river in Brazil
Uploaded: 13 March
Lastly, we’re off to Brazil to become one with nature. In the UK, we throw bread at a pond for ducks (although we’re now being told this can cause widespread damage, is everything from our childhood a lie?!). In Brazil, they throw meat into a river for piranhas.
This video was posted a few weeks ago but has recently gained views from the UK. Just make sure you’re not near any large amounts of water when you watch it, unless you’re feeling brave. It’s enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies.
Vine: Please be very careful! by Arron Crascall
Want to catch up on recent videos by YouTubers? Read The Weekly Round-Up for all the latest from the UK community. Or if you’ve never made a YouTube video before, here’s 6 reasons you should start… right now.